Match ‘Em

Game Rules

Player rolls three golf balls, attempting to roll them into slots of identical colors. Player wins if all three golf balls land in the same color slots.

Game Description

The game board is built on a base of 3/4″ plywood that is 59″ long and 16″ wide.
The sides consist of two pine boards that are 3.5″ high and 17.25″ long and 2.5″ high and 43″ long. This is illustrated in the third picture below.
The back board is also made of pine, and is 3.5″ high and 16″ long.
The front edge of the game is made from a 3/4 x 3/4 piece of wood, 16″ in length.
The slats are made of 3/4″ x 3/4″ pieces of wood, shaped with rounded edges. The one in the middle is 12″ long, the two on either side of the middle are 11″ long, and the two outer ones are 10″ long. They are placed 2″ apart. This is shown in the fourth picture. From the 4th photo you’ll notice the slats are placed on the inside back wall as well. Also indicated in the picture is the fact that three different colors are painted in the slots.
Small bumpers are placed along either edge, as seen in the first photo.
Underneath, a stand is attached with a piano hinge (see the 6th photo). The stand itself is a pine board (or plywood) that measures 12″ long and 5.5″ high (5th photo). This gives the game a good angle to help the balls roll faster.
Two blocks of wood are placed to add stability to the stand (5th photo). The blocks are 3.5″ long and are made from 2 x 2 boards (actually they measure out to 1.5″ x 1.5″).

Material List

  • One 59″ x 16″ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
  • One 4″ pine board, 52″ in length, cut to size
  • One 3″ pine board 86″ in length, cut to size
  • One 3/4″ x 3/4″ pine board, 72″ in length (for slats and front edging)
  • One 6″ pine board, 12″ in length
  • One 2 x 2 board, 7″ in length
  • One piano hinge, 6″ in length
  • Paint as neededmatchem4












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Hey Jack, Thanks so much.

My 7 year old daughter just climbed on my lap and we watched some of your videos together.

There are some games I know I could do in time for my son's birthday.

Love it!

Jill M